Experimental artists/musicians Tara Khozein and Rhonda Taylor return to form & concept for a one-night show featuring the duo's signature blend of improvisational performance, live music, props and storytelling. THE TARA AND RHONDA SHOW! will be performed in the gallery's atrium among artworks on view in Todd Ryan White's solo show Rainbow Eater.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Rhonda Taylor is a saxophonist dedicated to the creation of meaningful sonic art. She has commissioned, premiered, and/or recorded music by such composers as Chris Arrell, Rick Burkhardt, Ben Leeds Carson, Michael Colgrass, Nathan Davis, Ben Grosser, Bernard Rands, Justin Rubin and Avi Tchamni. Recent activities include lecture recitals on Gérard Grisey’s Anubis et Nout at institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and performances at new and experimental music festivals throughout the United States. Currently she is working closely with Guggenheim Award winner Steven Takasugi on a new work for solo saxophonist and electronics. Dr. Taylor has been on faculty at New Mexico State University since 2003, where she is the College Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Music Theory.
Iranian-American performing artist Tara Khozein is a classical singer, actor, teacher, and theater-maker. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in vocal performance from NMSU in Las Cruces, NM; an Artist Diploma in physical theatre from École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France; and has studied singing privately since the age of 14. She resides in Santa Fe where she works with individual artists including Apollo Garcia, Rhonda Taylor, and Emmaly Wiederholt, and organizations including Theater Grottesco, q-Staff Theatre, Meow Wolf, and Strangers Collective.